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Hylton (Woodbridge, VA) offensive lineman William Alvarez is up to six official scholarship offers, a number that certainly could grow throughout the month of May. Besides the programs that have offered, Florida, Notre Dame and Penn State are among the programs showing serious interest in the 6-5, 300-pound prospect.
“Notre Dame and Penn State both told me that they want to see where William’s grades are at in May before they decide what to do,” Hylton head coach Lou Sorrentino said. “Florida has informed me that they are going to recruit him.”
Clemson, Maryland, Temple, Virginia, Virginia Tech and West Virginia are the six programs to extend official offers. This spring, Alvarez has made unofficial visits to Maryland, Penn State, and UVa. He talked about his recent experiences.
“I’ve been to UVa a few times,” Alvarez said. “This time I had a chance to see spring practice, to see the harder part. I talked to [new offensive line] coach Dave Borbely. He’s a real cool guy. It seems like he has his mind set as to how he wants the offensive line to look.”
“It’s real nice there,” Alvarez said of Penn State. “I like the coaches and the location. It’s something new and I liked seeing a different area.”
“I’ve been to Maryland a few times, too,” Alvarez said. “I saw a scrimmage this time. I like their coaches a lot. I feel the team is good. Actually, I’ve liked all the places I’ve been to. All of them have been great.”
Alvarez isn’t sure when he will visit Virginia Tech and West Virginia, but he hopes to visit both of those programs soon. What does he know about Virginia Tech at this point?
“I don’t know too much,” Alvarez said. “They are up there also and I want to get down there.”
A fall/winter decision appears likely, as Alvarez is not in any rush to make a verbal commitment.
“All of the schools are the same,” Alvarez said. “I do know the Penn State and Maryland coaches better than the other staffs. Maryland was the first one to offer...
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